Gems of the Rockies

The Canadian Rockies provide a beautiful backdrop to this tour that takes you to the area's best national parks, most unique adventures, and greatest natural wonders.

Tour Description

Begin your vacations in Vancouver, a bustling city full of magnificent hiking opportunities, cultural experiences, and dining choices. After a full day at leisure in Vancouver you will board VIA Rail’s Canadian for your westward journey to Jasper. Enjoy freshly prepared gourmet meals, sightsee from the dome car, enjoy a drink in the lounge, and then retire to your onboard accommodation. Gaze out at mountains, canyons and rivers as the train rides on.

Tour the scenic landmarks of Jasper National Park and learn tales of explorers and mountaineers who settled in the area long ago. Explore the spectacular wilderness setting of Lake Louise. Discover Banff, Canada’s first and most famous National Park. You will see the very best of the Canadian Rockies on this seven-day adventure.

Features & Inclusions

  • 6 nights hotel accommodation
  • 1 night onboard Via Rail's Canadian in Sleeper Plus Accommodations (onboard meals)
  • Jasper, Columbia Icefield, Lake Louise, and Banff sightseeing tours
  • Admission to FlyOver Canada
  • Glacier Adventure
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Banff Gondola
  • Banff Lake Cruise (seasonal)
  • 1 lunch
  • Transfers as noted in itinerary

This vacation is also available from Calgary to Vancouver

Itinerary

Day 1 - Vancouver
Welcome to Canada's vibrant city of Vancouver! This evening, visit FlyOver Canada (included), Vancouver's newest attraction. This incredibly unique flight simulator showcases Canada's landscapes on an exciting, unforgettable journey. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 2 - VIA Rail to Jasper
Today you are free to explore Vancouver on your own. Visit the aquarium, the art museum, or do a little shopping at Granville Public Market. This evening, board VIA Rail for the overnight train journey to Jasper National Park. Cascading waterfalls, sparkling lakes, and deep canyons make the perfect complement to your onboard experience – complete with gourmet meals and first-class amenities. Overnight aboard the train.

Day 3 - En-Route to Jasper
When you awake on day three, you’ll be met by the majesty of the Canadian Rockies. Admire the passing scenery from the dome car, enjoy breakfast and lunch in the dining car and sit back and relax in your private sitting room. When the train slows to take in Pyramid Falls, you know you are nearing Jasper. Arrive mid-afternoon and transfer independently to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore this alpine town. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 4 - Jasper
A morning 'Explore Jasper' sightseeing excursion will introduce you to Jasper's rugged peaks, canyons, and the famous disappearing lake. After you get the lay of the land, you have free time to tackle Jasper on your own. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 5 - Jasper to Lake Louise
Your tour today will encompass the ultimate glacier exploration with a visit to the Columbia Icefield for the Glacier Adventure and Glacier Skywalk. From walking on ancient ice, to standing on a glass-floored observation platform over a glacier-formed valley, today's experience will be sure to leave you in awe. Arrive in Lake Louise by late afternoon. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 6 - Lake Louise to Banff
Take a morning stroll along the shore of Lake Louise or a short hike to a mountain teahouse before joining a sightseeing excursion through Yoho National Park to the town site of Banff. Overnight in Banff.

Day 7 - Banff
Explore local highlights on a sightseeing tour of Banff. This tour includes a ride on the Banff Gondola, which provides stunning views of six mountain ranges as you drift through the air. Next, learn about the history of this area and its native folklore on an interpretive cruise along Lake Minnewanka. Overnight in Banff.

Day 8 - Banff to Calgary
This morning, a transfer (included) to Calgary downtown or the airport will complete your vacation.

Accommodation Options

Value Accommodations
Hotels include Century Plaza Hotel & Spa, Chateau Jasper, Deer Lodge Lake Louise, and Elk & Avenue Hotel. VIA Rail accommodations are Sleeper Plus class in a private cabin. Meals are included aboard the train along with exclusive access to lounges and observation cars.

Superior Accommodations
Hotels include Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, Sawridge Inn Jasper, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and Rimrock Resort Banff. VIA Rail accommodations are Sleeper Plus class in a private cabin. Meals are included aboard the train along with exclusive access to lounges and observation cars.

Deluxe Accommodations
Hotels include Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and Fairmont Banff Springs. VIA Rail accommodations are Sleeper Plus class in a private cabin. Meals are included aboard the train along with exclusive access to lounges and observation cars.

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Prices are correct at the time of publication, however are subject to change at time of booking.
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